Transit Planning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​LYNX Silver Line

Map of the entire proposed LYNX Silver Line Light Rail alignment Matthews, through Uptown Charlotte, to the airport and into Belmont with proposed stops at Belmont, then Sam Wilson, then I-485, then the airport, then Stafford, then Morris Field, then Ashley, then Remount, then Morehead, then Wesley Height, then Cedar, then Charlotte Gateway District, then Graham, then 11th Street/ Blue Line, then Central, then Pecan, then, Morningside. The next planned stop is at Coliseum/Ovens. The next planned stop is at Amity Gardens. The next planned stop is at Sharon Amity. The next planned stop is at Conference. The next planned stop is at Village Lake. The next planned stop is at Galleria. The next planned stop is at Matthew Township Parkway. The next planned stop is at Downtown Matthews/ Hospital. The next planned stop is at Sportsplex. The final planned stop is at CPCC Levine.

 In February 2019, the MTC amended Southeast Corridor/LYNX Silver Line to include the West Corridor locally preferred alternative – light rail – resulting in the LYNX Silver Line being defined as one continuous light rail corridor from the Town of Matthews to Center City Charlotte and continuing west to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and beyond to a western terminus in the City of Belmont in Gaston County.  The Southeast and West corridors will connect in Center City at Highway 74 and I-277, via 11th Street near Charlotte's North End and head toward the Charlotte Gateway District before connecting to Wilkinson Bo​ulevard.

Additionally, during LYNX Silver Line preliminary engineering, the MTC approved an examination of the feasibility of extending the Silver Line eastward to a potential terminus in the Town of Stallings in Union County.  

As part of an upcoming regional transit study, there will be an evaluation of  rapid transit corridors including light rail extensions into adjacent counties and to the City of Gastonia's downtown.​


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